Pain sensitivity is associated with general attitudes towards pain: Development and validation of a new instrument for pain research and clinical application

With regard to attitudes towards pain, many questionnaires have been developed. Although undoubtedly useful, they were specifically designed for the use in chronic pain and are less suitable for the assessment in the general population. The purpose of the present paper was to develop a measure for the assessment of general attitudes towards pain applicable …

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Chronic pain precedes disrupted eating behavior in low-back pain patients

Chronic pain is associated with anhedonia and decreased motivation. These behavioral alterations have been linked to alterations in the limbic brain and could explain the increased risk for obesity in pain patients. The mechanism of these behavioral changes and how they set in in relation to the development of chronic pain remain however poorly understood. …

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Pilot randomized controlled trial of a #hypnosis intervention for women with #bladder pain syndrome

To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a randomized controlled trial of a hypnosis intervention for the treatment of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) in women. MethodsWe conducted a parallel arm, non-blinded, pilot randomized controlled trial of standardized hypnosis sessions including a hypnosis web tool versus usual care in adult women with BPS/IC. Pilot study …

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Effectiveness of Electroacupuncture or Auricular #Acupuncture vs Usual Care for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Among #Cancer Survivors The PEACE Randomized Clinical Trial

The opioid crisis creates challenges for cancer pain management. Acupuncture confers clinical benefits for chronic nonmalignant pain, but its effectiveness in cancer survivors remains uncertain. Objective To determine the effectiveness of electroacupuncture or auricular acupuncture for chronic musculoskeletal pain in cancer survivors. Design, Setting, and Participants The Personalized Electroacupuncture vs Auricular Acupuncture Comparativeness Effectiveness (PEACE) …

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#Pain and fatigue are longitudinally and bi-directionally associated with more #sedentary time and less standing time in #rheumatoid arthritis

The aims of this study were to examine the longitudinal and bi-directional associations of pain and fatigue with sedentary, standing and stepping time in RA. Methods People living with RA undertook identical assessments at baseline (T1, n = 104) and 6-month follow-up (T2, n = 54). Participants completed physical measures (e.g. height, weight, BMI) and routine clinical assessments to …

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